Miniature electrochemistry in flow

Published on January 24, 2012

A microreactor for electrochemical synthesis has been designed and fabricated. The video shows the simple construction of the device and its operation. Different reactions can be carried out successfully by following facile and straightforward protocols.

Wirth Group | Cardiff University, UK

Thomas Wirth is professor of organic chemistry at Cardiff University. He obtained his habilitation on stereoselective oxidation reactions in the group of Professor B. Giese before taking up his current position at Cardiff University in 2000. His main interests of research concern stereoselective electrophilic reactions, oxidative transformations with hypervalent iodine reagents including mechanistic investigations and organic synthesis performed in microreactors.

Kevin Watts is a PhD student in the Wirth-group since 2009.

The original research article is published in the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and is part of the Thematic Series Chemistry in flow systems II.

Watts, K.; Gattrell, W.; Wirth, T., A practical microreactor for electrochemistry in flow, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1108–1114. doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.127

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